The Cougar Moon 2016

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High Country Cougar by Simply Wild Canada

February’s full moon is known by many different names one of them is the cougar moon. It receives this name due to the fact that at this time in the winter season food is scarce (which is why it is also known as the Hunger Moon) and the predators like the cougar have be out prowling for food for longer periods of time which allows for us to catch a glimpse.  As a big cat they are solitary animals only seeking companionship during their mating season which will soon be arriving.

Cougar-Moon Asante Riverwind Arts

Cougar Moon by Asante Riverwind Arts

During this month as well we celebrated Imbolc which is known as the time of Quickening, when the crone becomes a maiden once again full of new life and potential. We also can start perceiving nature awakening from her slumber. We start to see some snowdrops, crested iris or crocuses peaking through the snow and the trees start developing their buds. This is the time for new beginnings and it is full of magical potential.

With this theme of new beginnings this is a good moon to make plans for the future and for the Spring to come. This is the time we should dream, be filled with hope and aspirations and set wonderful goals. Due to these powerful energies it lends itself for us to do magical workings that involve personal achievements and advancement. The Moon  will enter Virgo at 4:25 am MT (Feb 22nd) and its influence will add even more power as it rules  intellectual matters and matters relating to employment and business. Virgo also lends itself to help in health matters, like making dietary changes and/or working to heal the intestines and nervous system.

ethericsurgeryWith all these energies at play it gives us many opportunities to work with the full moon in many different ways. If you are focusing in physical health maybe this is the time to do an intestinal cleanse and help our body get rid-off the toxins. You can prepare a gem elixir of a Green Moss Agate to assist you during the cleanse. If you are focusing on your nervous system, you can make a gem elixir of Nephrite Jade  and use it in your tea. I know that Live and Feel suggest that Oolong, Green or Black tea are all good for the nervous system. If you would like to learn a little more on others way you can bring healing to your nervous system please visit Herb Hands Healing.

If you decide to focus in career building, seeking employment or bringing success to your business then this is a good time to craft a Business Success Oil to anoint yourself prior to working with anything related to your business (marketing materials, your business cards, CV’s or resumes) so that everything you touch is infused with the energy.

When you craft remember to create a magical atmosphere! Dim the light a little, light an incense in this case I would recommend High John the Conqueror as it increase your power, draws money and remove hexes or curses which can be limiting your prosperity or Pine which draws money and prosperity. Light a green candle and play some inspiring music. Gather all your ingredients and have fun!

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Business Success Oil

  • 5 ml of Sesame Oil  (to open doors) or any other carrier oil you have
  • 5 ml of Almond Oil (to bring money, business success, prosperity and wisdom) or any other carrier oil you have
  • 2 drops of Scotch Pine EO (to bring steady money, banish scarcity)
  • 4 drops of Blood Orange EO (to add luck, attract money and prosperity)
  • 3 drops of Cinnamon EO (to add power, wealth, prosperity, business success)
  • 1 drop of Basil (to bring wealth, prosperity and luck, protect you from the evil eye
  • 1 drop of Patchouli (to bring money)
  • pinch of Allspice (to bring money, luck and business success)
  • pinch of Cinquefoil or Five Finger Grass (to bring luck, money and abundance)
  • pinch of High John the Conqueror (to bring money, success and happiness)
  • one Clove (to bring business success, wealth and prosperity)
  • a chip  or 2 of Green Aventurine (to bring money, luck, career success, prosperity)

Remember these are guidelines only. Use the ingredients that you have at hand. Feel free to tweak the quantities to suit you and your needs. This is done to serve as a starting point. Keep in mind if you are allergic to any of these ingredients. Please research them prior to using.

Here is a simple but effective ritual you can do this evening. First gather a green candle, the newly crafted Business Success Oil, a bay leaf, matches, a fire resistant dish, John the Conqueror Incense or Pine. Then proceed to set the atmosphere and the tone for your work (create scared space, call the quarters do whatever your tradition calls for). Light the incense put some wonderful background music. Grab your bay life write on it your desired out come. Anoint the green candle towards you with the Business Success Oil and keeping in mind what you want to bring to you. Then light the candle and proceed to burn your bay leave. Place the bay leaf on the dish so it can finish burning. While looking at the flame of the candle concentrate on the outcome you want, see it happening in your life, see the outcome of getting this becoming a reality, hold that thought for as long as you can while staring at the flame of the candle. Once you are done envisioning, say a few words from your heart, express gratitude for receiving the outcome you want and say something like So Mote it be or May it be so. Let the candle finish burning in a safe place. Once the ritual is completed, if there are any remnants of the leaf (ashes) or the candle I would bury them in the earth.

Resources:

  • Cosmic Daily Weather by Kaye Berjot
  • Witches’ Datebook 2016 by Llewellyn’s 
  • Book of Shadows by Monica Tyler
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Animal Messages Spread 12-03-2014

Since I will be traveling as of tomorrow I will not be able to do the Goddess Guidance Spread this Friday. So I figure I will do a spread today before I leave for NYC! Come and see what message the animals have for you today. All you have to do to participate is to select a card or cards from the Animal Messages deck by Susie Green that are pictured below and then scroll below to reveal the message the animal holds for you. Feel free to comment, enjoy!

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Animal Message Spread 12-03-2014 GypsyMoons.com

Card # 1 Frog “Adapt and survive by accepting the inevitable and seizing potential”

The message frog brings is that of adaptability! Be flexible and adapt to the changes that may arise. Not only adapt but use this new found path to seek the new opportunities that it brings to you. This will ensure your success no matter what obstacles or course correction you may encounter in your journey.

Card #2 Porcupine “You may defend yourself honorably without hurting those close to you”

The message porcupine brings is that if you feel that you need to defend yourself from others it is ok to do so. However there is no need to always be in defensive. Act more like a porcupine, it shares his den with others and it walks around perfectly at ease and content it doesn’t walk around with his quills on the defensive. He only perks them up when it finds itself in peril. You can do the same, trust those around you and only when necessary do you need to take a defensive stance. Allow people in and you will reap the benefits, do not shut them out of fear of getting hurt.

Card #3 Tortoise “When changes are made for the sake of change itself, resist”

This card is telling to really think things through. Don’t make changes just because that is what someone else wants to do. If it is not broken, don’t fix it. When we make changes in our lives they need to be done for the right reasons and to help you further in your own journey. You don’t ever change for the benefit of others. You change because it is what is best for you and it is what propels you forward. Tortoise reminds you, that you have the power and to not give your power away. It is ok to stand your ground, just follow your own path, be truthful to yourself and listen to what your intuition is telling you.

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Animal Message Spread 12-03-14 GypsyMoons.com

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